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Very nice, seeing all these caselabs build, really tempting me...must resist biggrin.gif

Love the motherboard changes, really reminds me of the X99 E-WS like that/
     
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post #32 of 95
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Originally Posted by Radox-0 View Post

Very nice, seeing all these caselabs build, really tempting me...must resist biggrin.gif

Love the motherboard changes, really reminds me of the X99 E-WS like that/

Thank you! Now that I think about it, it does make it look more like that board. Pick up a CL Case. You will not regret it.
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Update 26 May

So last night I worked a bit on some of the small stuff. Spent a little time with the kiddos out and about so didn't put in a full nights work. Started out with sleeving the D5 pumps in red. Only did the main power wires due to not having small enough sleeve for the RPM Sensor wire. Still looks pretty damn good though. I also changed the color on the Mobo shroud to a gunmetal grayish color. At this point Im testing out different colors to see what I like. The black looked real good, but preliminary tests show the gray looking a bit better. I bought some red vinyl lettering as well. Thinking about putting the word "DELUXE" on there, kinda mimicking the EXTREME on the RVE. Might paint a few things red as well, but I'm going to put the lettering on and see how that looks. Here's the pics.

A few pics of the new color on the shroud



Sleeving and installing the pump tops. I didn't mount them in the bottom just yet; threw them in there to see what it would look like. trying to decide between having the pump top face out, or in so I can adjust the pumps if need be. Im leaning towards in due to being able to adjust and also to see the sleeving job.









Mounted a secondary drain on the 560mm Rad. I will have drain ports adjacent to the pumps to drain the reservoirs and the loop, and this drain will pick up the rest of the loop from the rads. CPU loop pump will be the lowest point of that loop so I will only have 1 drain port on that loop. Since the GPU loop pump and rads are about even, having two covers all bases. Plus I had a black BP Drain lying around so why not?



I was playing around with some ideas for the actual drain ports on the pumps themselves. Probably not going to go this route, but it was fun to experiment. Since all fittings below the midplate are EK nickel, I was trying to keep them all dress right dress.



So the plan for today is to finish up the Motherboard and see how that looks. Then get the GPUs mounted and flip around the front 360 rad. Also I will install the PSU to get an idea of the space i need for the runs below the midplate. I'm hoping to go ahead and drill out the holes for the passthroughs as well so then I can start working on the loop this weekend. Thats all for now. I'll put up some pics later on tonight of the progre
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Final Update for 26 May

Got a lot accomplished this evening. Since I'm on a 4 day weekend, I could spare staying up a bit later and doing some work on the rig. Had to take a break and do some maintenance on my daughters P4000 (pink mayhems was looking a bit funky for some reason), but got that back looking good. There was also a minor leak, but a few twists on a fitting and all was right. Once again I digress...

I finished up the motherboard, and I'm liking it even more than the black. Painted it a satin gray color on the shroud only. I had picked up some 1/2 inch red vinyl letters from Hobby Lobby last night, so I put those on there to see what It would look like. Yes I know its a X99 Deluxe not a DELUXE X99. Did that on purpose. biggrin.gif I think it looks a whole lot better now.





Put it in the case to see what it would look like. I'm really liking this


Once I finished with that, I moved on to the GPUs. Now during every build, good ole Murphy raises her ugly head, regardless of how hard you try to keep her ass out. In my case, during a bit of Alzheimers apparently while ordering my BP SLI links, I order the 16-22mm ones, and not the 22-31mm ones I need. Way to go me. So tomorrow another PPCS order goes through for the SLI links, and a few other parts I discovered I needed. (Going to order the BP dragon Black Sparkle Plug fittings for both Res' as well)



Since I had discovered some missing fittings, I pulled all the fittings out to check again to make sure I had what I needed. Ahhhhhh BP Black Sparkle fittings are pretty damn good looking. I also began to mess around with how I am going to run the CPU loop in and out of the mono block.



Once that was complete I marked where the passthroughs needed to go, and then disassembled the case to drill them out. Brought out the ole step drill for this one. Man, those things are life savers for drilling through holes. Drilling through the aluminum was even easier. No pressure, just let the drill go through. Drew out the circles and measured dead center. Then took the ole center punch to the middle, and drilled a pilot hole. Then it was as easy as letting the step drill do its work. 6 holes, and 5 out of 6 were perfect. I was a hair off on the drop from the bottom 980, but was able to fix that one pretty easily. (Yes, the other bulkhead fitting adjacent to the GPU one is not in line. That was done on purpose and once you see the loop you will understand)





After getting everything cleaned up, I installed the bulkhead fittings and started with the small tubing runs from the reservoirs and the GPU. Using the Bitspower 10/12mm tubing PETG. Cuts and cleans real nicely and looks pretty good installed.



After mounting the 90 degree fittings on the front rad, I realized that the M2M adapters I had were just a hair to big to squeeze in between the 90 and the bulkhead fitting. Ill order some of the BP Black Sparkle 5mm ones when I order the other fittings.


Also since I had the 480mm radiator out of the case, I went ahead and installed the soft tubing run from the pump up to the rad so I wouldn't have to do it later. My original plan was not to use soft tubing run up to the rad, but changed things up a bit when I was planning the CPU loop last night. The ports on the monoblock are kinda wierd, so I had to change up a few things.


Im calling it a night now. Storms coming in and im sure here in a few mins im going to have two little girls climbing in bed with me. HAHA. Here's a final few pics of the progress so far. Tomorrow the plan is to continue on with the hard tubing loop as much as possible, mount the pumps and run some of the soft tubing underneath. Have a good night!

post #35 of 95
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Having 2nd thoughts about that vinyl lettering on the mobo shroud. Opinions? Keep or Discard? LOL
post #36 of 95
Discard, big bold letters on pc-components are just so ehhh ugly, to be entirely honest, rest of the build is great thumb.gif
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Having 2nd thoughts about that vinyl lettering on the mobo shroud. Opinions? Keep or Discard? LOL

Discard.

Oh and great work on the passthroughs. Excellent job. Looking fabulous. thumb.gif

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post #38 of 95
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Thanks TCO. I was worried about messing those up but measure and measure again to be safe. And then measure one more time. Lol. I'm in agreement with you both on the lettering. It looked good with the Mobo by itself on the tray but when I installed it and started building everything around it, it wasn't blending at all. Stuck out like a sore thumb. I actually just took the shroud completely off since I can't agree with a color that works and it actually doesn't look bad without it. I'll post pics later tonight when I'm done with the tubing runs for both loops.
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Update 27-28 May

Pulled a late nighter tonight, but got a bunch of stuff knocked out. First up I completely took the shroud off the mobo. Since I can't really decide on a color for it, I removed it, and I must say It looks a bit better without it. I also began work on the hard tubing portion of both loops, and also worked on some of the fittings for the soft tubing portion. Most of the night was spent measuring and cutting PETG.

Motherboard WITHOUT the shroud


Soft Tubing Fittings. Had issues with only one portion of this part. The passthrough closest to the 560mm rad would not allow me to screw a fitting in due to half the port running into the rad. So I rummaged around the bin and used an old BP SLI link from an old build for it so that the narrow part can overlap the edge of the rad and still allow me to put a fitting on. Since this all won't be seen i'm not stressing the aesthetics as much.



Got the hardline portion completed minus a few small issues. The EK Extender I have on the 90degree fitting off the mid plate will get replaced with a BP matching on. The tube has a slight decline as it moves forward by 1mm to the res. Fortunantly the BP one im getting is a 7mm one and the EK one is 8mm, so that should put that line dead even. Toyed around with some ideas for the CPU loop. I wanted a long run across the top to the res, and then just played around with ideas until I came up with something I like.











I also installed the CPU power extension for the PSU before I blocked it off with all the tubing. Ensourced makes some wicked extensions.


Here's the final pic of the night showing it all


Probably not going to get much of anything done tomorrow. Need to wait for payday next week to make my PPCS order so that will put things on hold for a bit. Also going to be at the lady friend's place most of the day so won't be working on the build much. Still to do are mounting the Pumps and PSU, running cables, HDD/SSD, etc. However i'm waiting on this order before proceeding too much farther as most of the parts i am ordering are essential to completing the part Im on now. Have a good night!!
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perhaps it would be fine had it been a different font.
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